I recently spoke to Carl Thompson from pincollarshirts.co.uk. Carl quit his day job and was able to replace his income with sales from his online store. Carl's store sells a particular niche of men's dress shirts that have a pin connecting the collar where a tie would normally go. Click here to listen to Carl's journey.
How would you like to know if a niche is profitable before you add a single product to your store? This week I'm going to show you 3 ways to validate your niche for less than $100. These are techniques that I've used personally or that successful ecommerce entrepreneurs have taught me.
There are too many cool things happening in social media not to keep the conversation going. We talked some time ago about social media for ecommerce. Remember Topsy, Buzz Sumo, and Piktochart? Well, today, I'll add 10 more great tools to the previous list.
Practice makes it perfect, and nothing beats experience. Correct? We’ve all met people who had great impact on our lives, people we look up to and people who helped us become who we are today. So, we’re bundles of stories, and sometimes our own life story can inspire somebody else’s, just as we have been inspired by other people. Today, I want to encourage you to find out more about the stories of famous ecommerce personalities. Find out what they did right, what they would change and how they managed to hit it big. Quite a privilege to learn from those who’ve been some time ago where you are today.
Marketing without social media? I'm afraid that's not an option anymore. At least when it comes to ecommerce business. Luckily, there are many social marketing tools out there, constantly improving and multiplying. There are free tools, and expensive ones, and then there are the essential ones. I picked 7 for today. See which one suits your needs best:
We’ve talked about setting up your start up business, or picking the best ecommerce platform, but now it’s about time to see how you can promote it, how to get customers and how to keep them coming back. We’re keeping an eye on the budget too, so below you’ll find 5 free marketing tools you can employ in order to improve and increase your marketing campaigns. Take a look:
There are tons of free Shopify apps out there. Some are great, while others not so much. The good news is that Shopify does a wonderful job of filtering out the bad apps with reviews and moderation.
If you're unfamiliar with Shopify, start by reading our Shopify review. Once that's complete, you'll start to understand why Shopify is so popular as an ecommerce platform. One of the main reasons is because of its app selection.
Similar to an iPhone, Shopify becomes extremely powerful with the help of apps. Some of these apps are free, while others you have to pay for. Some allow for better accounting, while you can also find Shopify apps for marketing, sales, fulfilment, and design.
Today, I reviewed and selected the 10 best free Shopify apps for you to use in your new store. This way, you'll have no problem keeping costs low, but the functionality is still excellent.
So, keep reading to learn more about the best free Shopify apps on the market!
The other day, I was talking to a friend who's about to start his own online store. He is surprisingly sure that a website template and an ecommerce plug-in are enough to get him started. The truth is, the whole process is a bit more demanding than that. That’s why today I made a list of resources entrepreneurs should find quite handy. I know I did.